Hello Sydney

I have now moved to Cheltenham (Sydney) – just north of Epping. I am looking at establishing a teaching practice here. I live on Cheltenham Rd.

If you are interested in learning piano from me you can email me through this website or ring me on 043 8888 964 or 9876 2471.

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Farewell to Gatton

Hi everyone,

It is with great sadness that I finished 11 years of teaching in Gatton & Laidley at the end of 2017 – I left 33 piano students behind!

Here are some photos of my end of year concert on 2 Dec 2017. I was privileged to receive some lovely gifts from my students – including tickets to a piano concert in Sydney called “Stalin’s Piano”. (Thank you so much Jasmin for organising this!)

 

Technology and piano teaching

Using technology seems to be a huge part of our society and using it in teaching piano and music seems to be becoming more and more important. I do use You Tube as a teaching tool to demonstrate how different artists interpret music. Access to this is invaluable. If I didn’t have this I would be none the wiser as to how these unfamiliar pieces sound. I spend quite a lot of time searching the internet to find suitable pieces for my students and You Tube helps me out a great deal. If you want to read about how other teachers use technology look at this from Tim Topham’s website:

timtopham.com

Go to the “technology” tab. Tim is a well-respected teacher, presenter, performer and accompanist based in┬áMelbourne. I was privileged to hear him speak at the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference held in Toowoomba Qld last year. I am beginning to learn more teaching strategies and ideas by reading his blog. Incidently he was one of the first teachers to champion the “40 Piece Challenge”.